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    Exclamation HELP! Amoxicillin lessening milk supply? 5moold not interested...

    I have been on Amoxicillin for about 4 days now for illness and Caiden is just on the tail end of his own Amoxil for an ear infection.
    The thing is-he has become very fussy on the breast since he has been sick and even after he is feeling better.

    I noticed that, even though he is a very fast nurser (w/the help of my Over active let down) he is usually done within 10 minutes.
    Now, he is done in about 5 minnutes and my letdown doesn't seem as strong and my milk supply doesn't seem a lot at all. I have tried to nurse more frequently to gain milk-but nothing. Also, I have offered both breasts- andhe REALLY doesn't like that.

    I try and keep him on the breast for longer, but w/his teething issues-he fusses and pulls and wants to get up. I am in a quiet room w/very little distractions.
    What is going on? His sleeping issues have been all over the place too. He never seems to be in a restful deep sleep without me or DH holding him.

    I am very concerned about my milk supply and why it seems so low. My breasts are saggy like after I weaned my DD. No fullness, lessened let down...Could it be the antibiotics?

    I am terrified that I will have to stop BF'ing...

    I really need some encouragement and some advice....

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    Default Re: HELP! Amoxicillin lessening milk supply? 5moold not interested...

    with antibiotics u need to drink LOTS of water so make sure u go

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    Default Re: HELP! Amoxicillin lessening milk supply? 5moold not interested...

    Antibiotics are ok while nursing???
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    Default Re: HELP! Amoxicillin lessening milk supply? 5moold not interested...

    Yes many antibiotics are ok while nursing. Amoxicillin is one and augmentin is another. I would guess the not nursing is due to the way he is feeling and not the effect of the medicine on you. Drink lots and keep offering.
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    Default Re: HELP! Amoxicillin lessening milk supply? 5moold not interested...

    My dd didn't want to nurse much w/ an ear infection now she is back to nursing all the time. Try nursing while hes sleeping it might help.

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